African Archaeology / Edition 3

African Archaeology / Edition 3

by David W. Phillipson
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Cambridge University Press
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African Archaeology / Edition 3

David Phillipson presents an illustrated account of African prehistory, from the origins of humanity through European colonization in this revised and expanded edition of his original work. Phillipson considers Egypt and North Africa in their African context, comprehensively reviewing the archaeology of West, East, Central and Southern Africa. His book demonstrates the relevance of archaeological research to understanding contemporary Africa and stresses the continent's contribution to the cultural heritage of humankind.

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ISBN-13: 9780521832366
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/31/2005
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The emergence of humankind in Africa; 3. The consolidation of basic human culture; 4. Regional diversification and specialisation; 5. The beginnings of permanent settlement; 6. Early farmers; 7. Iron-using peoples before 1000; 8. The second millennium AD in Sub-Saharan Africa; Bibliography.

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